Search underway for the new Western Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety

Western is starting the process of selecting its next Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs Joyce Lopes has formed a search committee and engaged an outside consultant to identify, recruit, and interview candidates over the next few months. The search committee will invite semi-finalists for on-campus interviews in October, and will publicize ways for campus community members to meet candidates and provide feedback.

Michael Sledge, chair of the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety search committee, is pleased to provide the following information about search activities to date:

The search committee in now reviewing the draft position description and is working with the search firm. Zoom interviews and campus visits will occur in fall quarter.

Questions about the search process may be directed to Michael Sledge.

The following members of the Western community are serving on the committee: 


Michael Sledge, Committee Chair  

Executive Director for Student Life


Glory Busic 

AS President 2021-22

Incoming 2022-23 AS President will continue on the committee


Terrence Cunningham  

Police Officer, WWU Police Department


Pat Gillham

Associate Professor, Sociology Department/Faculty Senate Representative


Naira Gonzalez 

AS VP for Diversity 2021-22

Incoming 2022-23 AS VP for Diversity will continue on the committee


Vicki Hsueh 

Professor, Political Science Department/UFWW Representative


Stephanie Scott             

Forms and Records Analyst 2, WWU Police Department


Randy Stegmeier           

Security Manager, Pike Place Market, Seattle 


Dong Vo

 Assistant Director, Residence Life/Professional Staff Organization Representative


Lane Weaver     

Fire Protection Engineer, Facilities Management/PSE Representative


Ryan Wycoff

Equipment Technician 3, Facilities Management / WFSE Representative 


Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 12:00pm